• And the NGI Winner is: Wired Telecom!

    Austin Wheelock, 'Next Great Idea' chair and deputy director of Operation Oswego County, recently announced the winner of the 2018 NGI business plan. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Southern Graphic Systems in Phoenix to Close

    Print equipment manufacturer to shutter facility after 30 years of doing business. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • New Owners, New Vision at Thunder Island Park in Granby

    Ron and Lisa Falise focus on revitalizing, expanding tourism destination site. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Making Pulaski the 'Gateway to the Tug Hill'

    Paul Holliday shows off a new groomer that will be used by the Pulaski-Boylston Snowmobile Club this winter. Holliday is intent on making Pulaski the “Gateway to the Tug Hill.” For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Pinnacle of Success: Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

    Dr. Padma Ram, left in foreground, and her staff at Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC in Oswego are providing high-quality health care on both a primary and urgent care level. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 19th Century Scandal: The Story of Malvina Guimaraes

    Port City native Ann Callaghan Allen has written a book on Malvina Guimaraes, the 19th-century woman and prominent Oswego resident who reportedly catapulted to wealth as the mistress of the man who founded the Singer Sewing Machine Company, and later lost everything she had. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Brothers Take Over Vellas' Constantia Businesses

    Buckingham Market and Buckingham Home Center in Constantia are continuing a tradition of business excellence established by their former owners, the Vella family. Shown are new owners Tim Buckingham (left) and his brother Todd Buckingham (right). In the middle is grocery manager Ron Chapman. Check out the story in the new edition of Oswego County Business magazine. For the scoop, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Chinese Language, Culture Program Set for SUNY-Oswego

    Students dance during the closing ceremonies of last summer’s STARTALK: Chinese Language and Culture Academy Summer Program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus. The program will be featured at SUNY Oswego this summer. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Longshoremen in Oswego make endorsement

    Port workers want William Scriber, above, as their next permanent executive director. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • SUNY Oswego, Port City Cultivate Growing Relationship

    SUNY Oswego student Dara Boykin makes her selections during the Oswego Farmers’ Market last summer. Students from 11 classes across numerous disciplines worked last fall with farmers and the Greater Oswego-Fulton Chamber of Commerce to promote the farmers’ market in both cities. The Oswego market opens Thursday while the Fulton market opens May 26. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • NOCHSI Changes Name to Connextcare

    Northern Oswego County Health Services, Inc. has changed its name to ConnextCare. The rollout of the new name was celebrated with a special breakfast reception for the entire ConnextCare staff and board of directors Wednesday at the Kallet Theatre in Pulaski. Attending the function are, from left, Penny Halstead, senior administrative assistant, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Tricia A. Peter-Clark, vice president-chief operating officer, ConnextCare; Karen Goetz, executive director, Richard S. Shineman Foundation; Dan Dey, president-chief executive officer, ConnextCare; Michael Backus, chairman, ConnextCare Board of Directors; and Patrick Carguello, Sr., vice president/chief medical officer, ConnextCare. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Mitchell's Speedway Press to acquire The Phoenix Press

    Longtime Port City company, led by owner John Henry, is expanding and extending customer reach. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • CountryMax: Newest Addition to Retail Mix in Oswego

    A new CountryMax store is being constructed on state Route 104 East in Oswego. The storefront will be similar to others in the chain, including the Henrietta store shown above. For the details, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 'I, Robot': Technology plays greater role in workplace environments

    Damian Schofield, director of human-computer interaction at SUNY Oswego, explores how technology is and will affect the modern-day workplace. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • ‘How I Got Started’ — Tammy Wilkinson

    Tammy Wilkinson, center, founder of Theatre Du Jour, plays the role of Bella Baloopi in "Murder at the Prom" at the Hiscock Mansion in Syracuse. Her interactive touring dinner theater experience is receiving great accolades throughout the region. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Oswego Health Names Executive VP, Chief Operating Officer

    Jeff Coakley continues to solidify leadership roles at the local health care institution. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Students Have Different Perspective on Spring Break

    For several years, many SUNY Oswego students have used academic breaks like the college's upcoming spring break to serve communities in need, including building infrastructure in the Dominican Republic. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 92 Years Young and Still Going Strong

    Bruce Phelps remains at the helm of the Fulton Tool Company after 59 years. For the story, click on headline or story above.

  • Vaulting to the Top: Exelon New Jobs Leader

    Owner of nuclear plants in county is top overall employer. For story, click on the headline or story above.

  • Wired For Success: UTW Continues to Build Momentum

    Leading United Wire Technologies, a family owned business in Constantia, are Jim Ransom (middle) and his sons Mike, left, and Don. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • 5 Points Wine & Liquor Opens at Forks of Road in Port City

    Atom Avery, left, and Mark Donabella are business partners in new enterprise. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Dying Slow Death: Suburban Malls on Downward Spiral

    Suburban malls such as Great Northern in Clay are slowly fading away in the face of increased online competition. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Tom Kells: DPW Chief Leads Restructured Department

    Tom Kells, public works commissioner for the city of Oswego, runs a tight ship while battling Port City winters. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

  • Local Projects Fueled by State Grant Monies

    L. Michael Treadwell, executive director of Operation Oswego County, recently talked about several local projects that received significant financial help from state coffers. For the story, click on the headline or photo above.

Latest News

  • Fulton Thermal Corp. to Expand Manufacturing Facility

    While many in the manufacturing industry have been significantly impacted by troubled economic times, Fulton Thermal Corp. (www.fulton.com), a global manufacturer of steam and hydronic boilers and thermal fluid heaters, recently broke ground on a 112... Read More

  • St. Luke Health Services Awarded Grant for Expansion

    St. Luke Health Services has been awarded an $8 million dollar grant through the New York State Department of Health/Dormitory Authority-Health Care Efficiency and Affordability Law for New Yorkers, Capital Grant Program (HEAL NY Program).The grant f... Read More

  • Hotels, Motels Overflow With Outage Workers, Anglers

    The outage at Entergy's James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant at Nine Mile Point in Scriba combined with salmon fishing season means there is virtually no hotel or motel rooms available in Oswego County.Tammy Holden, communications specialist for... Read More

  • Universal Metal Works Opens Doors in Fulton

    C & C Metal Fabrications Inc., 159 Hubbard St., Fulton, has been sold.Currently, the name of the business is C & C Universal Metal Works.“We don’t want to confuse customers when they are calling in,” said co-owner John Shark... Read More

  • NOCHS Chief to Speak on Health Care Reform

    Primary care and health care reform in Oswego County will be the topic of a presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday at a meeting of the Central New York Health Systems Agency.The meeting will take place at the Iroquois Healthcare Association, 5740 Commons Pa... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego to Celebrate Campus Development on Friday

    Members of the SUNY Oswego community and the greater Oswego community, including dignitaries from Albany, will celebrate the start of building Oswego's new sciences facilities and the opening of the Village residential units in two events Friday.A g... Read More

  • MACNY Adds Clout to its Research Capabilities

    The Manufacturers Association of Central New York today unveiled a new initiative creating a statewide Manufacturing Research Institute of New York State.MACNY is leading the initiative on behalf of The Manufacturers Alliance of New York, a statewide... Read More

  • OI Selected to Make Belts for Government

    Oswego Industries in Fulton has been selected to produce approximately 30,000 leather dress belts per year for VF Imagewear, to be used by the United States Transportation Security Administration for the next three years.The new project, which is val... Read More

  • State DOT Plans $7.9 million Route 104 East Project

    The state Department of Transportation will be conducting a major $7.9 million project along state Route 104 East this fall.The project involves the widening of the thoroughfare from George Street in the city to Kocher Road (county Route 63) in the t... Read More

  • OCB’s Career Center Awarded Prestigious Award

    The Southern Regional Education Board recently presented Oswego County BOCES’ Burton Ramer Technical Career Center with the “High Schools That Work” Gold Improvement Award.OCB is one of only 12 schools in the nation to receive the g... Read More

  • Amish Community Growing in Northern Oswego County

    The signs of the times in Northern Oswego County are yellow and black and have a horse and buggy on them.The road signs cropping up on state and county roads remind drivers to watch for the horse-drawn wagons that serve as transportation for our newe... Read More

  • Sunoco Celebrates Opening of Ethanol Manufacturing Facility

    Sunoco hosted a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday to celebrate the grand opening of its ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney.After an investment of approximately $25 million and months of capital work, the 100-million-gallon-per-year ethanol ma... Read More

  • CNYTDO President Appointed to Upstate NY District Export Council

    Robert I. Trachtenberg, president of the Central New York Technology Development Organization, has been appointed to the Upstate New York District Export Council by United States Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke.Trachtenberg will serve a four-year te... Read More

  • East Campus Construction Commences at SUNY Oswego

    It’s going to be a groundbreaking event.SUNY Oswego and community officials will help celebrate the groundbreaking of the college's new world-class $118 million state-of-the-art science complex Sept. 17.An estimated three years of construction... Read More

  • Former Glider Oil site in Oswego Up For Grabs

    Glider Oil Co. Inc., located at West First and Niagara streets in Oswego, is no longer functioning as a gas station and is for sale.“The tanks got old and we made the decision to take the tanks out and convert it to a different use,” said... Read More

  • Let There be Ethanol!

    Sunoco's ethanol manufacturing facility in Volney recently received its first shipments of corn and has started production.The first shipment of ethanol was produced in late June.“We’ll be slowly increasing production over the next week ... Read More

  • SUNY Oswego Signs Global Laboratory Partnerships

    SUNY Oswego President Deborah F. Stanley traveled to the fast-developing northeastern region of Brazil recently to sign three agreements that establish some of the first in Oswego's planned world-spanning network of global laboratories.The network i... Read More

  • Two New Tackle Shops Open in Oswego

    The opening of two new tackle shops in the city of Oswego, and a healthy increase in out-of-state visitors, indicate that the sport fishing industry remains strong in Oswego County.David Turner, director of the county Department of Community Developm... Read More

  • New Byrne Dairy Opens in Pulaski

    A new Byrne Dairy has officially opened in Pulaski, marking the 45th Byrne Dairy location in Central New York.The new store is complete with a gas station, ice cream shop, deli and groceries.The owner of the Byrne Dairy franchise, Vincent Byrne, was ... Read More

  • Operation Oswego County Hails Achievements

    Operation Oswego County held its 58th annual meeting at the SUNY Oswego Campus Center today.Nancy Bellow, president of the OOC board of directors, welcomed more than 150 representatives of businesses, government, education, labor and other ally organ... Read More

Oswego County Business Magazine
Issue 157

Issue 157
August/September 2018

Cover Story

  • Thunder Island Rolls
  • Thunder Island’s new owners are investing $2.5 to buy and turn the local water park into a top destination that they say will rival Darien Lake’s theme park

Profiles

Rodmon King

On The Job

On The Job

Success Stories

Dr. Padma Ram Medical Services, LLC

My Turn

A Dangerous Time to Be a Journalist

Economic Trends

OOC Honors Those Who Make a Difference

Last Page

Jiancheng Huang